Emily Derlin is a writer and director based in Sydney. Born in New Zealand, her style reflects the niche aspects of growing up in a small town, with a focus on character study and exploring intra personal relationships.
Writing in ways which allow for deep-dives in to connection, reflection and grief, her projects build from both her own life and filmic influences of the French New Wave, Dogme 95, and Mumblecore aesthetics. Her filmmaking style is reflected through visual explorations of daily monotonies, drawing from guerrilla style filmmaking to contrast balmy landscapes with poignant subject matter. Utilising an ever-developing stylistic arsenal, her projects often feature extended long takes, naturalistic or improvised dialogue and shooting on-location, all used as a backdrop in dissecting intricacies of the psyche. Curating a personal aesthetic that translates to a cohesive filmography, Emily constructs her stories through examining without bias; building a diegesis around astute explorations of character.
Her recent projects include writing and directing Tell Your Friends To Pull Up (2021) Bridgette Bardot Goes to the Moon (2021), Holesome (2021) and Laundry (2019), whilst working in other professional environments including script supervision departments and production assistant roles; each reflecting her desire to create intimate, charismatic portrayals of romantic and platonic connection.